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Public Safety Updates

Industry News

  • CES 2021 Goes All-Digital
  • 7.28.20 – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced its decision that CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience. The Las Vegas-based show, planned for January 6-9, 2021, has been a global stage for innovation and the tech community for more than 50 years. CES 2021 will continue to be a platform to launch products, engage with global brands and define the future of the tech industry, says the association. Read More.

State & National News

Business Tips

Fire & EMS News

  • IA: Woman dies in apartment fire in downtown Fort Dodge
    7.27.20 – KBUR – Fort Dodge, IA (AP) – A woman has died in an apartment fire in downtown Fort Dodge. Firefighters were called to the building Sunday …
  • MD: Smoke alarm credited with saving Shaft resident from …
    7.28.20 – Times News – Shaft – A Shaft resident escaped fire inside her home … a woman who escaped from her burning Shaft home early Sunday. … by the 5:05 a.m. fire that began in the living room of the single-family dwelling as the result of smoking material that ignited flammable materials, investigators said.
  • TN: Smoke alarm saves Memphis family of 13 from destructive …
    7.28.20 – Memphis, TN (WREG) – A Memphis family escaped a life-threatening fire, and authorities are crediting their smoke detectors with making the difference. The Orange Mound family of 13 lost their house, but they escaped the blazing fire with their lives early Tuesday morning. … The fire caused $35,000 damage to the home.
  • WI: Police warn against smoking while using oxygen after fire …
    7.27.20 – WTMJ – At 3:29 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th, 2020, the West Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire alarm in the City of West Bend. … The occupant had dropped a cigarette onto the oxygen tubing where it subsequently started on fire. The occupant stomped out the fire with their feet.

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NESA is a federation of state associations established to serve and promote the electronic systems industry at the direction of, and through its affiliated state associations. Seven state associations are part of NESA – Arkansas Security Alarm Association (ASAA), Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA), Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association (LLSSA),  Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA), Mississippi Security Association (MSA), Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OKBFAA) and Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA).  For more info visit www.nesaus.org.

NESA Board of Directors

  • President – Chris Russell
  • Vice President & – Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Craig Bober
  • Secretary – Kathleen Schraufnagel
  • Treasurer and Arkansas Security Alarm Assn. Director – Rick Howell
  • Past President – Jordon Brown
  • Kansas Electronic Security Alliance Director – Vacant
  • Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Director – Dera DeRoche Jolet
  • Mississippi Security Association Director –  Jack Torrence
  • Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Steven Brekel
  • Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – John Helweg
  • Associate Director – Brian Villari
  • False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Kerri McDonald
  • Executive Director – Brad Shipp
  • Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Alternate – Amy Fuselier
  • Mississippi Security Association Alternate – Shelley Pettit
  • Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate –  Jim Emerick
  • Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
  • Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate –  Kelly Ryan
  • False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate – Alicia Vela